DAVID BICA, RYAN A. SPROUSE, JOSEPH ARMEN
Foot fractures range widely in severity, prognosis, and treatment. Healing rates also vary considerably depending on the patient's age and comorbidities. This article provides general healing times for the most common types of foot fractures seen in primary care: metatarsal...
FRANCESCA M. CIMINO, KATHERINE A.M. SNYDER
Because of the increasing number of surviving transplant recipients, care is gradually shifting to the primary care physician's office. Immunosuppressive therapy accounts for more than 50% of transplant-related deaths, often due to infections and other risks related to long...
ALLEN PERKINS, GERALD LIU
Primary brain tumors include any tumor that arises from the brain structures. The most common symptoms are headache and seizures, and patients may also experience unilateral weakness and personality changes. Diagnosis depends on brain imaging and histopathology. Treatment...
STANLEY M. KOZAKOWSKI, KIMBERLY BECHER, TATE HINKLE, REID BLACKWELDER, CLIFTON KNIGHT, JR., ASHLEY BENTLEY, PERRY A. PUGNO
This article answers many of the common questions that medical students ask about the specialty of family medicine. It describes the crucial role that family physicians have in the evolving health care environment, the scope of practice, the education and training of family...
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STEVEN R. BROWN, JAY SIWEK
American Family Physician (AFP) continuously strives to keep up with the times and with the needs of our readers. This month, we are proud to announce the debut of our twice-a-month podcast that will highlight key points from each issue of AFP.
VINCE WINKLERPRINS, JAY SIWEK
Although American Family Physician primarily publishes clinical information to help readers in the care of their patients, we occasionally publish articles related to the specialty of family medicine. In this vein, we are happy to announce the publication of the latest...
AARON SAGUIL, REBECCA LAUTERS
Are quinine-based agents safe and effective in treating muscle cramps?
Are electronic cigarettes safe and effective in helping smokers to quit or reduce their smoking?
ELIZABETH SEIVERLING, DANIEL McLAUGHLIN, OBSITU KELIFA
A 14-year-old boy presented with a tender red papule on his finger. He first noticed it two months earlier. It bled several times, especially when rubbed by his baseball mitt. He had no medical problems or allergies, and he was not taking any medications. He had no other...
NITA SHRIKANT KULKARNI
• For most persons with diabetes, A1C should be at 7% or lower to decrease the occurrence of microvascular disease.
Study Population: Adults with uncomplicated low back pain
DONALD C. POMPAN
A tumor that begins anywhere in the brain is called a primary brain tumor.
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